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Karnemaat's LLC

Fremont, MI

$15.37 per hour


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Job Description

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PUMPKINS HAND HARVEST: Worker will walk down rows and bend down and cut the stem of the pumpkin from the plant using a hand clipper leaving at least a 3” stem on the pumpkin. Worker will harvest pumpkins according to grade, size, shape, color and degree of maturity. Worker will pick up pumpkin and move into a row. Workers may need to assemble cardboard bins as a team and arrange pallets and bins on the harvest wagon. Worker will wipe exterior dirt from pumpkin using a cloth towel. Worker will toss the pumpkin up to another worker on a wagon pulled by a tractor traveling down rows. Worker will catch the tossed clean, sized pumpkin and gently place into wooden, plastic or cardboard bin according to size. Worker on wagon will maintain count in each bin and apply sticker, if required, corresponding to size. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent breaking off of stems, denting and skinning the pumpkin flesh. Worker must be able to lift at least 60 pounds. Worker will be required to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, stand, toss, and catch for long periods of time. Harvest conditions vary based on weather patterns and market demands. Worker may unload pumpkins from the bins onto a wagon in U-pick patch. Pay will be hourly SQUASH HAND HARVEST: Worker will walk behind the harvest aid platform or conveyor which is attached to a tractor. Worker will bend over, and hand harvest squash based on supervisor's instructions for size and length. Worker will remove squash from vine by holding knife in one hand, grabbing the squash with other hand, placing blade of knife at the knuckle of stem and firmly pressing down while gently lifting the produce. Worker must make a clean cut to avoid breaking or ripping the stem. Worker must not scratch, bruise or slice the produce. Harvest conditions vary based on weather patterns and market demands. Worker will gently place (not throw) the squash into the lug on the harvest platform or onto the harvest conveyor, taking care to avoid scratching or bruising the flesh of the squash. Workers will stack lugs on harvest platform. Workers will work together to stack lugs onto pallets on a wagon or back of pickup truck when the harvest aid platform is full. Workers will wrap pallets of lugs with provided pallet wrap on the wagon to secure the lugs for transportation. If using conveyor, worker will place squash into the bins on the harvest wagon. Worker must be able to pick up and carry 60 pounds. Worker may work individually or as part of a team. Workers will help others finish their rows as instructed by supervisor. All workers are responsible for total quality of team-picked product. At any given time, some workers will be picking, some may drive tractor, and some workers will work from wagon, be handed full lugs, and carefully place onto pallets. Worker may be required to wash or rinse dirt/mud off vegetables. Worker may use hose to wash, rinse or clean as directed by supervisor. Worker may be required to selectively pick only fruit of a certain grade, color and/or size as instructed by supervisor, and pick and discard fruit that does not meet grade standards. Pay will be hourly
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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2 verifiable months of commercial agriculture hand harvest experience with a vegetable base required. Applicants must furnish job references from recent employers within the past 3 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Job requires worker to complete tasks in squash, potatoes, pumpkins, onions, carrots, beans, peas, & apples. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be scheduled during moderate rain, in high humidity, when trees are wet with dew/rain, and in temperatures as low as 15 degrees F and up to 105 degrees F. Worker should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Karnemaat's LLC
Fremont, MI 49412
Telephone Number:


8287 S Warner Avenue, Fremont, MI 49412

Job Order Details

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